Building a Bridge to a Better Future

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

This summer, a JDC Ambassadors trip set off to build bridges of a most personal kind with Jews in Hungary and the former Yugoslavia – Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia – and to better understand how they live.

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Judafest Celebrates Hungarian Jewish Pride, Identity

For eight years, the JDC-sponsored Judafest festival has brought thousands of members of Hungary’s Jewish community to the streets to celebrate their culture and share their pride in their identity.

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The World Needs to Know That We Care

Hear from philanthropist Steve Silverman: "Why do I do this? I do this because at the heart, JDC is about our Jewish heritage."

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Szarvas – Through Our Children's Eyes

photo: Courtesy of Laura Spitzer

Witnessing the inspiring enthusiasm that Szarvas campers feel toward their Jewish identities made seeing our kids frankly just a bonus.

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Writing a New Chapter of Jewish History in Hungary with JDC Ambassadors

photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Neuwirth

The Jewish community here, long one of the largest in Europe, is struggling to find its identity in the face of a rising tide of anti-Semitism following years of Communist rule. This community needs JDC's vigilance and support.

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From the CEO: Responding to Challenges and Opportunities in Bulgaria and Hungary

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

Read CEO Alan Gill’s report on his recent visit with the Jewish communities in Sofia and Budapest, where JDC is helping to respond to changing conditions and escalating needs.

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Stormy Global Jobs Outlook Underlines Importance of JDC Programs

photo: Ofir Ben Natan

With the International Labor Organization warning of new job losses ahead as economic recovery efforts stall, read how JDC programs are helping Jewish communities promote new job training opportunities where unemployment rates have been highest.

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Campers With Disabilities Rejoice At Szarvas

All year long Henrik Z., 32, who has Down Syndrome and lives with his pensioner mother in Budapest, Hungary, looks forward to the most special week of his summer.

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